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GE taps Begley as top GETS officer


On Jan. 24, General Electric Co. named Charlene Begley president and chief executive officer of GE Transportation Systems (GETS). Begley, 36, will be based at GETS' headquarters in Erie, Pa.

Since September 2001, she served as president and CEO of GE-Fanuc Automation.

In 1988, Begley joined the GE Financial Management Program at GETS. After a stint in corporate auditing, she was named vice president of operations for GE Capital Mortgage Services in 1994. A year later, Begley was named manager of quality for GETS, and later became chief financial officer.

In 1998, she served GE Plastics' European operation as director of finance, and in 1999 was named VP, corporate audit staff — becoming the youngest officer in GE's history.

"Charlene has proven to be a skilled operating executive whose experience, most recently in the software and technology-driven automation business, will be a real asset for future growth," said GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt in a prepared statement.

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